The day after Beyoncé released a video of herself playing “Formation” with her brother, Jay-Z and his family, an officer in Memphis shot and killed a man who they believe had broken into the home of a black family.
“I just wanted him to know that I love him, and I will not stop until I’ve made it clear to the world that I will never let you down, Jay,” Beyoncé said on the video, which was released by the artist’s label, Fergie, on Monday night.
The video was part of a campaign for the Beyoncé Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes black empowerment.
The family of the man shot and wounded in the shooting, David Jackson, said on Sunday night that he was “doing OK.”
The shooting of Jackson happened about 1:30 a.m.
Sunday at his home in the 7300 block of West Madison Avenue, Memphis Police Sgt. John Edwards said.
Police were called to the house for a report of an armed person.
Jackson’s brother, David, told The Associated Press he had a permit to carry and that he had been staying at the home.
He said his brother had just recently returned from a concert in Nashville.
When he got home, Jackson and Jackson’s mother, Betty, found their doors locked.
Jackson told police he had broken in and started shooting at the house when the doorbell rang, Edwards said in a news release.
Police arrived and found Jackson in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head, Edwards told The AP.
Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman whose home was hit was not identified, and authorities were still searching for her.
The Associated News contributed to this report.